Queen is all smiles in lilac as she steps out for second day in Scotland

The Queen was all smiles as she stepped out in a lilac outfit for her second day in Scotland.

The 96 year old monarch's appearances in Scotland over the last couple of days marks her first public engagement since she appeared on the balcony at Buckingham Palace on the fourth day of celebrations for her Platinum Jubilee at the start of the month.

She has been scaling back many of her public appearances, citing "mobility issues", and her step back has seen the other senior royals such as Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William and Kate Middleton representing her at many royal engagements.

So it was great to see The Queen beaming as she visited Scotland, which is a place she is very fond of, and of course, it is where the royals' holiday home, Balmoral Castle can be found.

The Queen is known to favour brightly coloured outfits, and she was a vision in a lilac coat dress and matching hat as she smiled and waved to crowds, helped by the aid of a walking stick.

Yesterday she also greeted adoring crowds in Scotland and was photographed dressed in a light blue coat with a matching hat that featured purple flowers on the front.

Despite scaling back her public appearances, it looks set to be a busy week for Her Majesty in Scotland as she's got a full week of events, including Edinburgh's history Ceremony of the Keys – the traditional opener to Holyrood week for the Royals.

The Queen's youngest son Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, 58, and his wife, Sophie, 57, joined Her Majesty for the event, which took place at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Second-in-line to the throne, Prince Charles, 73, is also expected to make an appearance in Scotland this week, in support of his mother.

The Queen was only present for two appearances during her Platinum Jubilee celebrations, which honoured her incredible 70 years on the throne: Once for the Trooping the Colour flypast, and the second after the Platinum Jubilee Parade.

Despite this, she released a statement expressing her gratitude to her fans and well wishers.

Posting on the official Royal Family Twitter account, she wrote: “When it comes to how to mark seventy years as your Queen, there is no guidebook to follow.

"It really is a first. But I have been humbled and deeply touched that so many people have taken to the streets to celebrate my Platinum Jubilee.

“While I may not have attended every event in person, my heart has been with you all; and I remain committed to serving you to the best of my ability, supported by my family.

“I have been inspired by the kindness, joy and kinship that has been so evident in recent days, and I hope tis renewed sense of togetherness will be felt for many years to come.

“I thank you most sincerely for your good wishes and for the part you have all played in these happy celebrations.”


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